Next meeting of Russian and Georgian representatives may be held on March 1

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Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb.5 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /

The next meeting between Georgian Special Representative on the normalization of relations with Russia, Zurab Abashidze and Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Grigory Karasin may be held on March 1, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said at a press conference in Tbilisi on Tuesday.

"We seek to improve relations with Russia, and a meeting of my special representative Zurab Abashidze with the Russian representative will be held on March 1 in my opinion," he said.

The first meeting of the official representatives of Russia and Georgia for the settlement of bilateral relations was held in Geneva on Dec.14, 2012. The parties agreed that such meetings will take place every two to three months.

Yesterday, Abashidze said that the meeting will be held in late February.

A large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia in Georgia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military. Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia late in August. Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow in response and declared the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.

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